Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Clients that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that a client is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the area in which the client was last seen and begins searching with a mobile locator tracking system. Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. There have been 1,665 national searches to date with a 100% recovery rate and zero fatalities. Recovery times average less than 30 minutes.
By forming partnerships with local law enforcement and public safety organizations, Project Lifesaver deploys specially trained teams with the most reliable technology available to quickly locate and return wandering adults and children to their families and caregivers.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:28)
Help Eliminate Auto Theft
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office implemented H.E.A.T. as part of its crime prevention program in 1988. H.E.A.T. is provided through the Virginia Department of State Police and awards up to a $25,000 reward for auto theft tips. The tip hotline phone number is 1-800-947-HEAT. H.E.A.T. supports auto and motorcycle theft awareness and prevention by providing information and conducting vehicle identification numbers etching programs for vehicles. Statewide statistics regarding auto theft trends are compiled and provided to law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has achieved numerous first and second place H.E.A.T. awards over the years for participation in the program. One of the many prevention themes of the H.E.A.T. program is to impress upon Virginia drivers the importance of “not leaving the ignition keys in an unattended vehicle”. National statistics denote a staggering 20% of all stolen vehicles had keys left in the ignition, doors unsecured, and/or the engines left running. Also, the majority of these thefts occurred at convenience stores, shopping centers, and service stations. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has proactively addresses this situation by placing H.E.A.T. reminder posters titled Take Your Keys or Take Your Chances on front doors and windows of various local business establishments.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:34)
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has provided the Neighborhood Watch programs availability and support to county residents since 1985. This outstanding program continues to thrive as one of the most popular and success driven efforts in preventing the occurrence of residential crimes. The tremendous success of Neighborhood Watch is attributed to this one fundamental element of operation: Residents actively protect their own neighborhoods by observing and reporting suspicious or unusual activities to local law enforcement agencies. Information packets regarding organization and operation of the Neighbor Watch program may be obtained from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office crime prevention deputy. A Sheriff’s Office deputy will provide information and any follow up requested by an established Warren County watch group. National Statics have indicated that a well established and actively participating Neighborhood Watch program is one of the greatest deterrents to crime in the community. The Neighborhood Watch motto, “we look out for each other,” indicates the basics of the operation of this program and ensures its effectiveness. For more information on establishing a Neighborhood Watch program, please contact the: Warren County Sheriff’s D.A.R.E. and Public Relations Office at 540-635-0399 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:36)
Identity theft strikes 1 in 50 people every year in the United States. Strategies to minimize the losses associated with identity theft is to document all personal identity information, update as needed, secure in a safe location, and do not allow unauthorized individuals access to your information.
In the event of a suspected identity theft incident, immediately call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office: 1-540-635-4128.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:33)
Our Operation Telephone program was established in 1981 and continues to grow each year. This program is designed for any elderly, disabled, or homebound citizen who has no family members or caretakers to look after their welfare. Communications officers make contact with Operation Telephone participants daily to ensure their well being. If our Copmmunications Officer is unable to make telephone contact with the participant, a deputy is dispatched to their residence to personally make contact with the individual.
If you have any questions or are interested in participating in the Operation Telephone program, please call 540-635-4128.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:30)
Bicycle and Traffic Safety
Bike and Traffic Safety classes are provided to all Warren County Public Schools for students in grades 1-4. Bike Safety Rodeos are held for local youth annually and include the distribution of free bicycle helmets to children ages toddler through 16. During these events, deputies demonstrate how to properly wear a bike helmet and encourage the children to wear their helmets every time they ride. Statistics show that if a child is involved in a bike accident and is wearing a properly fitted bike helmet, a serious head injury and/or brain injury will be prevented eighty-five to ninety percent of the time.
Traffic safety portion of these events include the recognition of traffic safety signs and stop lights, correct hand signals, importance of safety reflectors, and bike riding laws.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:20)
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Business Watch Program helps to ensure that the businesses located in the County Of Warren operate in a safe and secure environment. It is a law enforcement and business partnership working closely together that accomplishes our mission statement - that our office and businesses will work together to keep our businesses and communities safer. A partial list of services provided include but not limited to the following:
Training brochures may be obtained at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. If we can be of further assistance and you wish to add your business to our Certified Business Watch Program, please feel free to contact Deputy Tom Hodges at (540) 635-4128 or (540) 635-7243.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:32)
Home Security Program
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Home Security Program helps to ensure that homes located within the County of Warren are kept as safe as possible while utilizing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) techniques. A partial list of services provided includes but are not limited to the following checks and assessments for our citizens:
1. Security Devices and Hardware (target hardening doors, locks, and alarms)
2. Security Lighting
3. Territoriality-Strategies (maintenance, home/community gardens, indoor/outdoor activity areas and seasonal decorations)
4. Setting up and maintaining neighborhood watch programs (increase natural surveillance within the community, reduce crime/prevent crime, and citizen patrols)
5. Community Presentations
Crime Prevention brochures may be obtained at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. If we can be of further assistance and you wish to be contacted about a security assessment or community presentation, please feel free to contact Deputy Tom Hodges at (540) 635-4128 or (540) 635-7243.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:31)
Sheriff's Summer Youth Camp
The Warren County Sheriff’s Summer Youth Camp started in 2004 as a promise made by Sheriff McEathron for the youth of Warren County. This camp is provided for children who live in Warren County/Front Royal. The camp is designed to build a more positive relationship between law enforcement officers and the youth within the community. With generous donations by local businesses and individuals, this camp is provided free of charge to the parents.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Camp runs for five consecutive days. Campers and counselors stay overnight on site at the 4-H Center located in Front Royal, VA. There is a wide variety of activities that campers and counselors participate in, including canoeing on the Shenandoah River, fishing at Isaak Walton, and a challenge course that builds confidence and teaches team work skills. The atmosphere is not only fun, it is also a learning experience for the campers as well as the counselors.
The selection process for the Sheriff’s Camp usually starts around January with applications being distributed to all of the Elementary Schools along with the Warren County Middle School. Area youth between the ages of 10 and 13 — or fifth to seventh grade — are invited to go through the application process in order to spend a week with deputies enjoying activities, games, and new friends.
If you have any questions regarding the Warren County Sheriff’s Summer Youth Camp, contact Sgt. Ray Fogle, Director or Deputy Cindy Burke, Co-Director at 540-635-4128 or by email at email@example.com.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:25)
TRIAD / S.A.L.T.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office involvement with the Front Royal/Warren Co. TRIAD Council began in 2001. Our Sheriff’s Office provides a deputy representative to attend monthly meetings and assist with fundraising and other program support.
The concept of TRIAD equates to the following three tiers or triangle of service to the senior citizen community:
The continued success of the Front Royal/Warren County TRIAD/S.A.L.T. Council is directly related to the cooperative efforts of the three entities listed above.
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S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) remains a vital affiliate of the TRIAD concept “providing a safety net” for many of our most venerable senior citizens. The positive relationship that is fostered between senior citizens and law enforcement is invaluable.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office maintains involvement in TRIAD / S.A.L.T. by providing deputy support and assists by applying for grant funding for Project Life-Line and Auto-Dialer programs. Project Life-Line and the Auto-Dialer System provides essential services to those senior citizens who live alone and are susceptible to falls within or outside of their homes, or senior citizens having other special medical conditions that require special monitoring. Life-line and auto-dialer devices are electronic units worn by senior citizens that are easily accessed in an emergency.
Project Life-Line or Auto-Dialer applicant processing is accomplished at the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, at 207 Mosby Lane, Front Royal. Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging can be reached by email at http://www.shenandoahaaa.com/ or by calling 1-540-635-714.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:30)
The Warren Co. Sheriff’s Office began implementation of the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education & Training) program in 2005. G.R.E.A.T.’s six lesson, skills based curriculum has been presented locally at the 5th grade level to approximately 900 students. G.R.E.A.T. lessons are designed to produce knowledge, attitude, and behavioral changes through the use of facilitative teaching, positive behavioral rehearsal, cooperative and interactive learning techniques, and extended teacher activities.
G.R.E.A.T. incorporates many topics into its classroom lessons including: bullying, victims and bystanders, decisions and outcomes, identifying adults who can help, clear messages and communication, anger management, and respecting others. Gang awareness and prevention facilitation discussions are an important component of this 6 lesson program.
The primary goal of the G.R.E.A.T. program is to prevent violence while developing a positive bond between law enforcement and youth during their early developmental years.
For more information about the G.R.E.A.T. program, please contact the Warren County Sheriff’s D.A.R.E. Office at 1-540-635-0399 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information may also be obtained at the G.R.E.A.T. website at www.great-online.org.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:19)
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